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Hi, I am new to comic collecting/preserving and I have two copies of batman damned issue one cover B and I am unsure on how to keep them pristine condition. I noticed that mycomicshop.com valued them at more than what I paid for them ($7 apiece) so I would like to keep them in as good of a condition as I possibly can. 

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10 hours ago, the_blink said:

Hi, I am new to comic collecting/preserving and I have two copies of batman damned issue one cover B and I am unsure on how to keep them pristine condition. I noticed that mycomicshop.com valued them at more than what I paid for them ($7 apiece) so I would like to keep them in as good of a condition as I possibly can. 

Hi blink, welcome to the forums there are many views of handling and storing your comics, I would suggest reading through some of the threads specifically storage, but most collectors either slab (grade and encase through 3rd party companies like this one CGC) to help preserve and get a experts opinion of the condition of their comic or store in mylar bags (more expensive) or poly with boards in a comic box in a cool dry location as to prevent any water or excess humidity from getting to them. 

Best of luck. 

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You can also use Magazine Top Loaders along with bags and boards.  I would recommend getting it graded and slabbed though.

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I am not to familiar with modern collectors slabbing books but the only moderns I have that are slabbed are CGC SS books, I usually only slab older stuff or things I like to look at often as I have more confidence that I wont damage the comic any further if they are slabbed compared to me yanking raws in and out of my box and having one maybe fall out of my clumsy fingers, etc... 

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29 minutes ago, Krishosein said:

I am not to familiar with modern collectors slabbing books but the only moderns I have that are slabbed are CGC SS books, I usually only slab older stuff or things I like to look at often as I have more confidence that I wont damage the comic any further if they are slabbed compared to me yanking raws in and out of my box and having one maybe fall out of my clumsy fingers, etc... 

I have a Damned 1B getting graded and slabbed currently but it is SS.  Before getting it signed I had this top loader for it - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KAFJQKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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11 minutes ago, Crops068 said:

I have a Damned 1B getting graded and slabbed currently but it is SS.  Before getting it signed I had this top loader for it - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KAFJQKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.bcwsupplies.com/type/toploader/comic-magazine-toploaders

Top loader for comics from BCW this might be a better fit to the age of the comic compared to the magazine one as I would worry about it shifting around and getting blunted corners even in the bag and board if you can fit that in there, only had one top loader and it came with the comic I purchased and it had a bag and board around it for extra protection.

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1 minute ago, Krishosein said:

https://www.bcwsupplies.com/type/toploader/comic-magazine-toploaders

Top loader for comics from BCW this might be a better fit to the age of the comic compared to the magazine one as I would worry about it shifting around and getting blunted corners even in the bag and board if you can fit that in there, only had one top loader and it came with the comic I purchased and it had a bag and board around it for extra protection.

Tis the same toploader, your link is just direct from BCW and a 10-pack.  I didn't need 10 and was fine with the price when I needed it. :)

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2 hours ago, Crops068 said:

Tis the same toploader, your link is just direct from BCW and a 10-pack.  I didn't need 10 and was fine with the price when I needed it. :)

https://www.bcwsupplies.com/silver-comic-book-topload-holder

Sorry here is the link for silver age comics 

https://www.bcwsupplies.com/comic-book-topload-holder

This one is for current 

was just trying to point out to get the top loader for the type of comic your storing.

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Silver Age will not fit the Damned book.  I have Silver Age Top Loaders already and Damned is too large for it.  It is a Magazine sized book.

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21 minutes ago, Crops068 said:

Silver Age will not fit the Damned book.  I have Silver Age Top Loaders already and Damned is too large for it.  It is a Magazine sized book.

ahh ok didn't know it was a magazine sized book. 

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14 hours ago, csaag said:

Don't forget about the environment where you store them - i.e sunlight/humidity

Very important. Much more so than whether it's encased in plastic or not.

 

Edited by Jeffro.

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Thank you everyone who has replied so far! I have gotten a magazine sleeve and back board and I keep them on a book case in a room with no direct sunlight. We have come into a few other comics we would like to preserve in slabs and read up on acid free boards and sleeves until we have enough comics to send in to get graded. 

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